Charlie Earl served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1981 until 1984 as a Republican. He was elected to represent the 82nd District, and later became the rep for the 80th District after his district was reapportioned. Charlie Earl voluntarily chose not to run for re-election in 1984 and did not run for office again until 2010 when frustration with the misfeasance, malfeasance and mismanagement of government moved him to join the Libertarian Party. He ran for Secretary of State, relishing the opportunity to travel the entire state of Ohio sharing his message of liberty. He now shares that message as a Libertarian candidate for governor. Charlie Earl is running on a bold platform to cut taxes. He aims to put small businesses on an equal footing with large corporate entities by eliminating business and corporate taxes. "We plan to reduce the personal income [tax] to 'zero' as well,” he said. Earl’s life experience includes a long tenure as a radio broadcaster and later as a television newscaster. He taught advertising and mass communication courses at Bowling Green State University, Ohio Northern University and Delaware County Community College in Downingtown, PA.